A Telegu Desam Party (TDP) leader was hacked to death at at Tadipatri Assembly constituency in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh (AP) as part of the clashes between TDP and YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) workers during the in the 1st phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Thursday.
The severely injured local leader of TDP, Siddha Bhaskar Reddy soon succumbed to his injuries while he was taking to hospital. Reddy got injured in the clash at a polling booth in Devapuram village. Tension prevailed across various constituencies in Andhra Pradesh as clashes broke out between the rival party workers.
Andhra Pradesh, which is seeing simultaneous Assembly and Lok Sabha polls as the first phase of voting for the General Elections began on Thursday, has had multiple cases of clashes between Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and YSRCP till noon.
In a case of vandalism, a Jana Sena candidate Madhusudan Gupta was arrested for damaging an EVM machine in the Guntakal Assembly constituency in Anantapur district. He hurled the EVM machine on to the floor because the names of the Assembly and Parliament constituencies were not displayed properly on it.